Hey guys so I took my new VP9 out yesterday. First I’d like to just say how fantastic of a shooter it is. I swapped the grip panels to a good size for me and the ergos are awesome. It’s accurate and fun to shoot. I forgot how much I liked polymer striker fired guns (I sold my G19 last summer. So far the VP9 is way better). I love it so far.
A couple of questions. I’ve read that during the break in period, 124/147 grain should be used. I went to the range shop before shooting and the guy behind the counter INSISTED that I was wrong and that 115 would be fine... well he was way wrong. I had multiple FTF & FTE during the first 100 rounds or so. This didn’t bother me since I had been expecting it. I also switched from Blazer brass to S&B which cycled much better.
My real question is as follows. I noticed that sometimes when reloading a magazine, the slide would rack forward and the gun would go into battery. This troubled me. Is this just another break-in issue that’ll go away? Is it because the recoil spring is just very tight on new VP9s? It occurred whether I loaded the magazine with 5 or 15 rounds and whether I “slammed” it back into the gun or used a normal amount of force. Would storing the gun with the slide locked back solve this? What about storing the magazines with ammo to break in the mag spring?
Thanks for your feedback
Last edited by echup; 01-21-2018 at 12:59 AM. Reason: Spelling
HK VP9 Tactical
CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical
CZ 75 Compact (steel/railed, SKU: 99021)
CZ 75 Pre-B (1995)
Sig Sauer P226 ASE
#1. You will always find geniuses behind the counter at your LGS. Well, almost always. They are the know-it-all guy.
#2. Did you read your manual? If you did, read it again. Hint: page 15. There must have been 2 zillion threads about this issue and people keep asking about it.
If you don't want it to go forward when loading, don't slam the mag. Heck, I love that "undocumented feature". Makes me look like a cool mall Ninja.
From round 1 115gr and no issues
But as TooSixy advised, when you do this, please point your gun downrange and be aware of your surroundings at all times.